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Review: could Plaquenil cause Myalgia?

We study 14,683 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 229 have Myalgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Myalgia and more.

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Plaquenil

Plaquenil (latest outcomes from 15,488 users) has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in systemic lupus erythematosus.

Myalgia

Myalgia (muscle pain) (latest reports from 505,079 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis.

On Aug, 4, 2014: 14,676 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 231 people (1.57%) have Myalgia. They amount to 0.05% of all the 504,777 people who have Myalgia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Myalgia in Plaquenil reports

Time on Plaquenil when people have Myalgia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Myalgia14.29%21.43%7.14%14.29%28.57%7.14%7.14%

Gender of people who have Myalgia when taking Plaquenil * :

FemaleMale
Myalgia84.94%15.06%

Age of people who have Myalgia when taking Plaquenil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Myalgia0.00%0.00%0.00%3.40%10.19%16.50%36.41%33.50%

Severity of Myalgia when taking Plaquenil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Myalgia0.00%37.50%62.50%0.00%

How people recovered from Myalgia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Myalgia0.00%40.00%60.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (69 people, 29.87%)
  2. Osteoporosis (24 people, 10.39%)
  3. Hypertension (23 people, 9.96%)
  4. Systemic lupus erythematosus (21 people, 9.09%)
  5. Prophylaxis (21 people, 9.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (57 people, 24.68%)
  2. Prednisone (44 people, 19.05%)
  3. Lasix (44 people, 19.05%)
  4. Folic acid (38 people, 16.45%)
  5. Aspirin (33 people, 14.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 day ago):

  • Cannot rest for pain, never subsides

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  • Didnt have this till started taking gabapentin

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